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Kaliope Courakos

September 19, 1936 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Kaliope Courakos Obituary

     Kaliope Courakos of Boynton Beach, FL passed away on March 26, 2024, at the age of 87.  She was married to her husband of 65 years, George, and is survived by her three daughters Sandra Wyatt, Kathryn Smith, Stephanie Courakos, son James Courakos, son-in-law Tony Spavento, daughter-in-law Alina Courakos, her 13 grandchildren, GiAnna Orangio, Maria Wyatt-Uhl, Kalli Courakos, John Wyatt, Bobby Smith, Alexa Smith, Christian Molina, Christopher Molina, Nathan Molina, George (GJ) Courakos, Starr Courakos, Peter Courakos, Arianna Courakos, and her six great-grandchildren Domino Uhl, David Smith, Isabella Molina, Marlie Molina, Jayde Courakos, and Phoenix Courakos.

     Kaliope truly loved her extended family and was a beloved Thetsa to Carrie, Cathy, Johnny, Gail, Deanie, Maria, and many others.

     Kaliope was born in Kymi, Greece on September 19, 1936, to John and Katerina Psihas. She had one sister Maria, and they shared a close, wonderful relationship throughout her life.

      In 1947, Kaliope and her family moved to the United States and settled in Manhattan, New York.  After graduating from Commerce High School, she began working at American Express.  During this time, she and Maria went to a Greek dance where she met a young man who asked her where she worked at.  Kaliope told him and the very next day he was at American Express and asked her out on a date.  The rest as they say is history as he turned out to be the man she would be married to for 65 years.

     After getting married in 1957, Kaliope and George moved to Houston and Montreal. But she missed her family, so they moved back to the tristate area and settled in Ridgefield, New Jersey where they started their family. In 1978, they moved south and settled in Coral Springs, Florida.  She raised her family there and made many lifelong friends. She was known by many names, Cleo, Popi, Popaki, Yia-Yia, and most importantly Mom. Whatever name she went by she was one of the kindest human beings to ever walk on this earth, no one ever uttered a malicious word about her.  She was loved by everyone who knew her and was truly a gift to this world.

      A visitation will be held at Glick Family Funeral Home on Saturday March 30th from 1pm to 5pm.  Funeral services will be at St Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church on Monday April 1st at 11am with burial to follow at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 30, 2024

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Visitation
Monday
April 1, 2024

11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
St Mark Greek Orthodox Church
2100 NW 51st Street
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Funeral Service
Monday
April 1, 2024

11:30 AM
St Mark Greek Orthodox Church
2100 NW 51st Street
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Graveside Service
Monday
April 1, 2024

1:30 PM
South Florida National Cemetery
6501 S. State Road 7
Lake Worth, Florida 33449

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